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25 May 20181 Issue No: 24 


Grenfell Support News 


One year on - 
supporting children 
to stay strong 



IN THIS EDITION 


2 Women's football academy 
trials at Chelsea FC 

2 Rent compensation for 
Walkways, Bramley House, 
Treadgold House and 
Verity Close residents to 
be extended 

2 Get into fashion with ASOS 

3 Activities Programme at 
The Curve Community 
Centre 

4 Housing update 

4 Poetry 4 Grenfell 

4 Listening ear- 
Walk in service 

4 Support services on offer 


As we approach the date that marks one year on from the Grenfell 
Tower tragedy, children may be strongly reminded of their reaction 
to the events of 14June 2017 and how they felt at the time. It's 
natural and very common to have a negative reaction to a traumatic 
anniversary. This is known as an 'anniversary reaction'. 

No matter how well children may have been trying to put negative 
memories away, only thinking about them when they choose to, the 
anniversary will be a powerful reminder. It's important to note that 
not everyone will experience an anniversary reaction, however, 
knowing what to expect in advance may be helpful. 

Children may want to avoid events, places, situations or people 
connected to the Grenfell tragedy, as the feelings triggered by the 


anniversary may feel overwhelming for them. Some children may 
need as much time, patience, understanding and emotional support 
to cope during this period as they did during the immediate 
aftermath of the fire. 

It can be helpful to prepare and plan ahead as much as possible. 

Find time to talk about the approaching anniversary with children - 
talking about what might happen and how they might feel, can help 
to release some of the anxiety and pressure surrounding it. 

The Bi-Borough Education Psychology Consultation Service have 
produced a full and thorough guide to dealing with children's 
reactions to the one year on mark of Grenfell which is available 
online at https://bit.ly/2IYYHjv 


Emotional support available for those affected by the 
Grenfell Tower Inquiry 


The Grenfell Tower Inquiry began on Monday (21 May) with a series 
of hearings to commemorate those who lost their lives. 

There is lots of emotional support on offer for those who may need 
it. The NHS Outreach team are based at the Inquiry which is being 
held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre and 
are providing emotional, health and wellbeing support. They are also 
offering support at the Notting Hill Methodist Church where the 
Inquiry is being screened. Members of the team will be easy to 


identify by their green t-shirts, and will carry photo ID for anyone 
who wants to see it. 

Two leaflets describing the support available for those affected by 
the Inquiry have been published by the NHS and are available at 

https://bit.ly/2k3XYiJ 

For urgent emotional and wellbeing support, you can call 

0800 0234 650 at any time. 


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Women's football academy trials 
at Chelsea FC 

West London College are excited to announce a new female 
football programme in partnership with Chelsea FC. 

As part of the programme applicants will represent the college 
and the Chelsea FC Foundation in national competitions and 
tournaments. You will receive 10 hours of coaching and matches 
per week with experienced Chelsea FC coaches, as well as have 
access to nutrition and exercise plans to ensure you are playing to 
your full potential. 


Alongside your football programme you will study one of the 
college's recognised full-time qualifications in sport to learn 
valuable knowledge and skills to apply to your sport as well as to 
assist you with career progression. 



The course will begin on 

Thursday 31 May at 
10.30am and will be 

heldatSpikesbridge 
Park, Southall, 

UB1 2AR. 


To sign up visit 

www.wlc.ac.uk 

and search 
for'Women's 
academy trials.' 


Get into fashion with ASOS 


Would you like the chance to 
gain a behind the scenes 
insight into one of the UK's 
leading fashion retailers? If you 
live in London, are aged 16 to 
30 and are currently not in 
education, training or 
employment, why not join 
ASOS' free four-week 
programme? You will: 

• Gain a behind the scenes 
insight to one of the UK's 
leading retailers 

• Learn about fashion buying 
and merchandising training 

• Receive bespoke 
employability sessions with 
members of the ASOS FIR 
team 

• Meet new people and 
improve your confidence and 
teamwork skills 

• Receive up to six months 
support after the course to 
help you take your next step 


If that wasn't enough, 
attendees of the course will be 
guaranteed interviews for jobs 
with ASOS upon successful 
completion of the programme. 

The taster day will be held on 

Wednesday 6 June and the 

main programme will run from 

Monday 11 June to Friday 
6July. 

To register interest and get 
more details email Kyronne 
Parkes at kyronne.parkes@ 
princes-trust.org.uk or call 
0800 842 842. 



Rent compensation for Walkways, Bramley House, 
Treadgold House and Verity Close residents to be extended 


The Council has agreed to extend the rent and service charge 
compensation period from 31 May 2018 to 30 June 2018 
for residents who are living at home on the Walkways. The 
compensation continues to be set at 50 per cent of rent and 
service charges to tenants, and 50 per cent of service charges 
to leaseholders. 


We have also agreed to make improvements to the interim 
temporary boiler system, following a recent interruption to the 
hot water supply for a few hours on Sunday 13 May. 

We have written to tenants and leaseholders with more information, 
If you require any more information, you can call 020 8206 7525. 


Residents of Bramley Flouse, Treadgold House and Verity Close will 
also continue to receive compensation equal to 15 per cent of rent 
and service charges, up to 30 June 2018. 

We continue to make good progress on the Lancaster West Estate. 
We have installed new hoppers to all bin chutes, which are 
self-closing and improve the level of fire safety. The mechanical 
improvements will be completed by the end of May, and we are 
currently negotiating with the Grenfell Site Management Project 
Team and rubbish collector Suez to ensure collection from the bin 
storage rooms underneath each Walkway. Once agreed, we will tell 
all residents when the new bin chutes can be used, and the 
frequency of collections. 

Fire safety work is ongoing across the Estate. The majority of 
Walkways properties now have a FD30S-rated fire door - this means 
that the doors are fire resistant for 30 minutes. Fire Marshalls will 
remain on site for the duration ofjune when we will review where 
they are still required. 


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Activities Programme at The Curve Community Centre 


Monday 28 May 

• 9.30am-3pm - Early year's activity 

• 10am-12pm- Women's cooking 
group hosted byjada from the NHS 
(drop-in) 

• 10am-5pm -Amplifying voices 
justice for Grenfell 

• 5pm-7pm- Homework and 
revision club with qualified tutor 
forages 11 to 18 (drop-in) 

• 5.30pm-7.30pm - Pre-ESOL English 

• 8pm -Join us for Iftar this 
Ramadan (hosted by Ramadan 
Tent Project) 


Tuesday 29 May 

• 9.30am-11.30am or 12.25pm- 
2.30pm - ESOL- English language 
classes (please book by emailing: 
sakinah.touzani@westway.org) 

• 10am-3pm - Fouzia's Sewing Club. 
Drop-in sewing club for all. Grow 
your skills, knit and natter. 

• 10.30am-12,30pm - Helping 
children deal with loss 
(please book by emailing: 
thecurve.rbkc.gov.uk) 


Curve Job Advert 

The Curve Community Centre is looking 
for a Communications Officer to join their 
team. Responsibilities will include ensuring 
co-ordination of content for services, 
activities and events at The Curve for 
sharing across a range of channels. 

If you're passionate about working with 
the local community and want to make a 
difference, take a look at the job advert 
online at https://bit.ly/2GljmmH 


The Creche's opening hours are: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. 

No creche on Thursdays. 

The Creche is for parents attending 
appointments or courses at the Curve. 
Other Curve users are also able to use the 
creche space when attending an event or 
activities. To book, please email: 
thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk 


• 10.30am-12.30pm -Job search 
workshops (drop-in) 

• 1.30pm-2.30pm - Grief 
Encounters, speak, listen and share 
with Alisha and Anna 

• 2pm-4pm - Grief encounters with 
Colin (drop-in counselling) 

• 5pm-6pm - Children's Yoga -fun 
and relaxed session for children 
aged five-11 (drop-in) 

• 7pm - Iftar soup kitchen for the 
displaced residents 

• 9.30am-10.30pm - MEND mini- 
healthy lifestyles programme for 
families, (drop-in) 



Wednesday 30 May 

• 10am-12pm - World coffee 
morning - free and open to all 

• 10.30am-12.30pm -Job search 
workshops 

• 10.30am-12pm - Shared reading 
group, open to all abilities. 

• lOam-lpm - Felt making with 
Heather F. Martin: introduction to 
Nuno felting (please email 
flourish@acava.org to book) 

• 1pm-3.30pm -Adult book break 
group - Come and enjoy shared 
reading. Open to anyone with any 
level of reading 

• 4pm-7pm - Girl's youth group for 
ages 13+ 

• 8pm-11pm -Join us for Iftar this 
Ramadan (hosted by Ramadan 
Tent Project) 


Thursday 31 May 

• 10.30am-12pm - Massage session 
with a massage therapist (drop-in) 

• 12.30pm-2.30pm - Mums and 
Bumps session (drop-in) 

• 1pm-3pm - ICT Skills and pre¬ 
employment support (drop-in) 

• 4pm-6pm- Young artists (ages 
five-11. For keen young artists 
looking to develop their skills 

• 4pm-4.45pm - Healthy snack time 
for kids (limited spaces, please 
email thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk 

to book) 


Friday 1 June 

• 9am-10.30am - Mend mini-weekly 
sessions ran by a registered 
nutritionist and physical activity 
specialist. Ages two to four years 

• lOam-lpm -ACAVA- the pottery 
workshop (drop-in) 

• 10.30am-12pm - Mindfulness TFC 
group (drop-in) 

• 10.30am-11.30am - Meditation 
group (drop-in) 

• 5pm-8pm - Byron presents: 
Caribbean evening with ludo 
and dominoes club 





The Curve Community Centre opening 
hours are 10am to 8pm Monday to 
Friday and 11am to 6pm on weekends. 

The Curve Community Centre 
10 Bard Road 
London W10 6TP 

Some sessions need to be booked 
in advance to secure your place, so 
email thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk and they 
will confirm your reservation by return. 


For a full list of events visit 

grenfellsupport.org.uk/ 

thecurve/events 



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Support services 
on offer 

Anyone who would like to speak to the 
police in relation to the investigation 
into the fire is asked to contact the Met 
Police on 0800 032 4539 


Important Contacts 

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Call the Freephone helpline on 

0808 8081677 or email 
helpline@cruse.org.uk. 

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 
from 9.30am-5pm. Extended hours 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 
evenings, until 8pm. 

Replacement UK passports, visas 
or immigration queries 

Call our advice line on 0300 303 2832. 
The line is open 24 hours. 

Air quality and smoke exposure 

If you have concerns about 
any symptoms, please see 
your doctor or call NHS 111. 

Housing support 

If you have any questions about 
housing or want to find out who 
your housing officer is please call 

0800137 111 or 020 7361 3008 

Victim support 

Call 08081689 111 for practical and 
emotional support, or visit 

victimsupport.org.uk The line 
is open 24 hours a day. 

The Grenfell Muslim 
Response Unit also offers additional 
support. Find out more byemailing 

info@gmru.co.uk 

You can also get physical and mental 
support at The Curve Community 
Centre. Call 07712231133 


Hestia, Central and North West 
London NHS Foundation Trust, 
and the Drug and Alcohol Service 

are based overnight at the Notting 
Hill Methodist Church, Lancaster 
Road, from 10pm to 8am. Pop in for 

a chat and support. 


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Poetry4Grenfell 


The Poetry 4 Grenfell project started as an 
immediate response to help deal with the 
emotional aftermath of the Grenfell Tower 
tragedy in an artistic way. 

Led by a local professional artist and arts 
facilitator, it combines rap-poetry, dance 
and film in workshops and performances, 
all with the aim of alleviating the pain and 
giving a platform to the voices in the North 
Kensington community. 


The next Poetry 4 Grenfell show will take 
place on Tuesday 29 May at Maxilla 
Social Club, 2 Maxilla Walk, W10 6SW 
at 7pm, with a free workshop to take place 
beforehand at 5pm. 

You can find out more about the Poetry 4 
Grenfell programme and other activities 
and events around the borough on our 
social media feeds: 

if @grenfellsupport 
m www.facebook.com/GrenfellSupport 


"Listening Ear" walk-in service 
in Malton Road Hub 

The walk-in service provides a safe and welcoming space that gives an opportunity for 
families and individuals affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy to speak to a KeyWorker 
who can offer a listening ear, emotional support, advice and guidance and practical 
support. The service can offer support within a number of areas such as childcare, 
education and information about local community services. 

The walk in service is based in the Malton Road Hub, 2-4 Malton Road, W10 5UP 
and will take place Monday to Friday at 9.30am to 11.30am and 2pm to 5pm. 

Please ask to speak to a Key Worker when you arrive at reception. 


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